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  ABC    ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 6am    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    November 15, 2012
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parents, if you have a teen this story going to be tough the hear. what happened in carol county is what you fear when your teen gets into a car. a passenger and a driver get into it on a bus when the camera is rolling, why no one in the video is getting in any trouble. it's supposed to give you five hours of energy but federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths that cited that highly caffeinated energy shot. we have details on that on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. got to get right to the weather this morning because while it is a broken record for sure, it's one we need to hear about the comb temperatures. >> exactly you don't want to leave the house without your coat. we can see the temperature in pilesville 29 degrees that's well below where we should be now for this time of the year. we should be around 37, 36 degrees for our low temperature. and we are well below that in
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pilesville. west friendship still coming in below coming in at 34-degrees this morning. and as we go into towson that temperature coming in at 35. we have a slight windchill those winds are light. but still we're feeling a little bit chillier than the actual temperatures. make sure you do bundle up as you head out and about. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. looks to stay that way into the afternoon. although we have some clouds out there that will stick around too. can't get rid of them will see peeks of sunshine as we head throughout the day. by lunchtime the temperature coming in at 47 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. very cold day. another one. so definitely crank that heat as you do get into the car. if you are traveling in north baltimore debris removal shut down falls avenue. you will definitely want to stick with 83. that's the best option. right now the jfx will be clear heading into the city. as we check in and take a live
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look here outside on 95 and white marsh, traffic moving right along. no delays heading into the city and if you are using the beltway. parkville no problems to report here at harford road. normal conditions 11 minute to travel the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. and oh on the west side of the beltway no problems to report. nine minute from the outer loop from 795 down do 70. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. he was so close to graduating high school. so ready to pursue his creams but a crash in -- dreams but a crash in carol county ended the 17-year-old's life. >> linda not just the community, school too correct? >> reporter: michael mcverry was a senior at westminster high school. so thunderstorm night, the -- tomorrow night the varsity football team will dedicate the game to his family when they play in the regional finals. police say alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash that killed the 17-year-old tuesday night. it happened on deer park road in carol county. mcverry was riding in a car
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driven by 18-year-old nic gaetani. their car crossed the lane and hit a dodge neon. the driver of the knee won was treated and released and gaetani still being streeted at -- treated at shock trauma. neighbors knew right away something terrible had happened. >> when the impact happened it shook my house. and that was my first intention was okay, did somebody hit the house or maybe some type of explosion you know happening downstairs in the basement or whatever. >> reporter: now his friend plan to hold a vigil in his honor and counselors are on hand at westminster high school. linda so, abc2 news. police officer is now facing allegations of sexual abuse. roberto santiago has been suspended because of an investigation going on in harford county. accused of sexually assaulting a connecticut girl who was visiting family and friends in edgewood. he was suspended by police back in june when he was accused of assaulting a neighbor. the mta says that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the bus
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brawl that was all caught on camera. you can see the driver fighting with the passenger in the video. spokesman terry owens says mta police won't be making an arrest because no weapons were used and no one was seriously hurt and police didn't witness the fight. the driver could still lose her job and right now she's been suspended without pay as the mta reviews the case internally. there's a rising debate in maryland. it's all over the use of marijuana. >> and while it's illegal to use right now some people say it should be made available for those who need it for medical purposes. >> abc2 news' sherrie johnson takes a look at where this law stands and where it's going. >> reporter: well, the legislative session for 2013 begins in less than two months and there will be a push by some for medical marijuana in maryland. now supporters hope that this will accepted in colorado and washington state will actually help the bill's passage in annapolis. now bills that would have legalized drug for medical use stalled in annapolis in each of
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the past two years. the concern? federal enforcement. the head of the state's department of health and mental hygiene testified before a house and senate committee in march saying the legislation under consideration could place state employees at risk of federal prosecution for violating the law. but on election day, voters in washington state and colorado approved the recreational use of marijuana. it was already legal in those states with a doctor's prescription. now sarah would like to see maryland lawmakers make medical marijuana use legal. she suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses it to control her symptoms. >> i would really like to see the governor just open the way for us. that's all. that's all. >> reporter: now a spokesperson for the governor said that he is already putting together his legislative agenda for next year so it's too early to tell whether or not that's going to be it. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. the popular caffeine shot five hour energy is under fire
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this morning for reports of 13 deaths possibly caused by the drink. this is according to the "new york times." the fda has received a dozen more reports of serious injuries such as heart attacks. monster energy is also being investigated for reports of at least five deaths. makers of both energy drinks say that their products are safe. we're going to have more on the allegations coming up at 6:45 this morning. she knows what it's like to lose everything. >> stay with us this morning because she's taking the pain and helping others. this impressive right? it really is because this girl is 9 years old. >> it's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year right? spending and family and stress can make the holidays anything but fun. is there any real way to survive? >> a lot of ads and deals leading up to black friday this time of year. how do you know what's real and what's a ripoff? >> we have lots of clouds around this morning and some showers down to the south. i'll tell you if the showers
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come into our area coming up. >> fortunately no delays right now on 95 here at o'donnell street. what traffic looks like on 83 and 695 coming up on "good morning maryland." >> you are looking live this morning at new york's times square, now that way for a check of today's techbytes. >> reporter: in today's techbytes facebook launches a new app for job seekers. the job board was created in conjunction with the social jobs' partnership which gathers postings from different agencies and posts them in a central location. the app listed 1.7 million jobs on its first day. and microsoft is introducing a new feature for parent who is use their phone as a babysitter. kids corner will only display games and videos that have been preapproved by the owner of the phone. usa's today ed baig says the feature helps. >> you devil the games that they can play -- determine the games they can play in there. but they can't mess with your own data. that's behind a locked screen
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and password protected. they can't bruise the web. are you a showroomer? a new study finds that 82% of shoppers engage in the practice of prizing for items -- browsing for items in stores and then use their smart phones to search for cheaper prices online. those are your techbytes, i'm paula faris. w=!nño
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live look this morning, miami, florida. down in south beach. megan? 72 degrees. beautiful. >> that sounds nice. >> calm start to your thursday. going to have rain today but their high expected to be in the low 80s. >> not bad. >> a little. 9-year-old girl who lost everything in a house fire is now helping victims like herself. >> she started an organization to give fire victims the essentials that they need. leon harris has the story from receive earn. >> reporter: lauren still cries
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when she talks about the fire that took her home and everything inside it. >> it was just the most horrific thing you've ever seen and i mean it's your home. it's your life. >> reporter: losing everything was devastating. but from that tragedy, this 9- year-old girl went on to create lauren's luggage. she stuffed suitcases full of blankets and night lights. children's books, and over comforts that -- other comforts that lauren says she missed in the first few hours and days after her family's fire. >> the toy, a notebook, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tried to give them to like families after fires, like blankets, stuffed animals. and kind of the essentials what would have been really helpful like that for us that night. >> you know she lost everything. she didn't have a whole lot to give but she was willing to give what he shad. >> reporter: it's donated to the organization or picked up from goodwill. good morning horn are you how?
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-- lauren how you? then lauren delivers the luggage the local firefighters to give away to families as soon as the flames are out. >> we're very proud what you're doing and proud at station 17 to be a part of it. >> reporter: her work is not only meant to help other fire victims it's helping her too. >> because it just feels nice giving people stuff and helping them out. that's just a nice feeling. >> that was leon harris reporting. 9 years old that's incredible. >> 9. >> sips we're talking about incredible kids you got the chance to meet them. >> i went to langston hughes elementary school yesterday in baltimore city. i've done a lot of school visits but this school -- i did pre-k to fifth grade and they were all in a room together. not a peep. they filed in silent and they left silent. they were interactive with me. so intelligent. they gave me this. a shoutout to the whole entire school. and also dion, he was the
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master of ceremonies, i told him i was going to do this and i'm going to dedicate my segment of the weather to them this morning. >> this is going straight to twitter. >> let's do. you got it? let's go ahead and get the business. what's going on, thanks again that school is fabulous. the kids are fabulous and once again this is for you this morning. i'm not taking off the hat until i'm done. let's talk about the temperatures because we are looking at 33 degrees in manchester. you might want the head this morning as you head out the door because we are cold. bel air has dropped some since the last time i showed you this. 31 degrees there. along the eastern shore we're in the upper 30s. have the big coat as you step out and about this morning. you will need it. as we look at the satellite and radar, not a whole lot to see across our area in terms of rainfall. but we do have lots of cloud cover out there this morning. and back off towards the west we have an area of high pressure, but with that area of high pressure, it's kind of going to be fighting with this disturbance down to the south. so the clouds still going to be
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holding true as we go towards the afternoon as well. so not too much relief in warming up. so we're cold this morning. we will stay cold. chilly even as we go into the afternoon. much of what we were used to yesterday, so as you step out the door, be prepared for that. so let's take you through this. you're planning your day and writing down what do you need? you need the big coat this morning. 8:00 temperature at 38 degrees and as we head into lunchtime that temperature 47 degrees. temperatures really not going to warm up from there. the high temperature i'm going with today? a 48. we can see 48 through 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and then the temperatures start to drop off earlier because the sun not so high in the sky anymore and with that we will be seeing temperatures trying to boost up through the next seven days but still stayingwell below average. chilly this afternoon and by tomorrow a few more clouds peeks of some sunshine in here on friday. but temperatures still 53 degrees. 54 as we head into saturday. and then we have the possibility for some showers to
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work their way the here late on sunday. but look at the travel tray wednesday. this is important right? the biggest travel day of the yore. it's dry as -- year. it's dry as of now. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. this is for dion and the folks at langston hughes elementary. >> i love the hat. you did. lynette came in this morning and just raving about all the kids. if you are traveling in baltimore city we have some roadwork that's shut downfalls road that's going to be right between lafayette avenue and clipper mill road through november 18th. as we check in and take a live look at 83 just north of 695 everything up to speed there no delays right now heading into the city. this is what 95 looks like downtown at 395 traffic moving right along. no problems getting through the fort mchenry tunnel. and as we check in and take a look at the abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, 695 going to be in great shape. normal conditions.
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you're looking at just 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. no concerns on the west side but traffic is certainly starting to pick up in the area. you're looking at a 12 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. it is almost here. next week many of you are going to line up, fight the crowds and walk away with some great deals. black friday is a tradition for some of you and for others it's just a money saving necessity. but if you're not careful you can end up losing your green on black friday. how do you know what's a deal and what's a scam? that's why angie barnett from the better business bureau is here. thanks for coming in. >> good morning. good morning. this surprises me. >> because i don't think a lot of people think about getting scammed this time of year. >> it's the prime opportunity. you're moving at a fast pace. you're probably a little more careless because you're moving so quickly. you're standing in lines so many opportunities for people to take advantage of you. >> what do tome immediate to know and -- do people need to know and look out for?
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>> do your homework now. comparison price. know what the items you're seeking, know a price range of what they're worth. because one of the red flags is if you find a deal that is so low cost, so lowballing, i say you got to and why. >> right. >> next thing we're looking at and this is where we're seeing an increase in scams, your social media, there's advertisements on the right rail. they're really drawing you to key items and some of them can release malware into the computer. they only do damage to the computer. you really have to be careful. go to the retailer. their website, and click there. some of the other things you want to look for, coupons, special things that come through e-mail. again, those links may look enticing because the content may say oh, click here for 50%. click there, and you may release
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malware. take your mouse and hover over the links. if it takes tow a bogus web -- you to a bogus website stay away from it. if you're shopping at target you want the website to stay target. not something else. hover your mouse over it. and i'd athe next thing is just be -- say the next thing is just be really smart. shop with a credit card. if you're doing online shopping, use a credit card because if you do go to a bogus website and they're popping up with sound alikes, lookalikes, if you go to the bogus website and put your cred card information in and it's a scam artist, your credit card you know is gone. they're going to rack up those bills. so use a credit card debit cards you could be more responsible. it could drain your bank account. your personals. so you have more protection with the credit card. so and then just be smart. you know? don't carry your social
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security card in your billfold right now. only carry the credit cards and the very minimum thing you need. and when you're shopping just be smart. protect yourself. zip your handbag. look out for all the -- your receipts. make sure when they return a credit card, it's yours. >> sure. >> yeah? be when you're going to atm machines you know look for skimmers meaning make sure they're secure when you swipe it and you know i just say use common sense at this time and go slow. >> and go slow. it's a good idea. all right. angie barnett from the better business bureau. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. good advice. charlie? >> all right, megan guys thanks for the great tips. thanksgiving is this just a week away but pressure is already starting for a lot of us. there are gifts to buy. parties to plan. and a lot of activities to try and squeeze in between now and the new year. and a family gathering are a source of stress for you one expert says change the way you
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react to people you might not want to be around. >> kind of make the game out of it. decide to be different. decide to reactivently to somebody who bugs you -- react differently to somebody who bugs you and then kind of stand back and watch. and watch what happens. it really is like a play. if you suddenly switch your lines, everybody else in the play is what do i say now? >> that's how you do it. the doctor says this will give you a sense of control and help you keep your stress levels low and ultimately that works out better for you. stay with us this morning, consume more calories when you're pregnant. >> but 6,000-calories? that's a lot. now a mom of triplets says that was her diet during pregnancy. we're going to tell you exactly what was on the menu. >> this isn't roswell, new mexico. something spotted in the skies over denver and it has some wondering could this probably be a close encounter? >> right now a live picture of st. louis, missouri and here's
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the preview of "rightthisminute" which airs on abc2. >> hello everyone, i'm beth troutman. >> and i'm steven fabian. >> this one a bear found himself in a bad way in glacier national park. you see the guy running along in bank here. surround -- this bank here, surrounded by a pack of wolves. they keep surrounding him. they never get into an actual fight but a crazy nature video all caught on camera. >> i also have a crazy nature video. some climbers were on the ledge at the west face of the leaning tower. this is in yosemite national park. they were sleeping on the ledge and enjoying the morning and having some breakfast and a peregrine falcon joins them on the ledge. and if you notice, the falcon also has his breakfast. >> just wanted to join the guys for a bite that's all. >> for the latest videos catch us on "rightthisminute."
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well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig.
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well, a couple in california may have a record- breaking number of triplets. >> yeah, listen to this. the three babies weighed a total of 20 pounds at birth. that is incredible. the current record is over 18 for triplets which is also very impressive. get this, brittany dean ate 6,000-calories a day. that was her diet to feed her boys while they developed. >> a dozen eggs at least a day. i -- called myself a hobbit because i had first breakfast and second breakfast. lunch. second lunch. afternoon snack. i was pretty much eating every couple of hours. >> doesn't that sound good. >> a dozen eggs a day. but it paid off because she carried the triplets to 37 wokes and you know that's impress i. that's impressive for two babies so for throe that's incredible. 6:25. lauren cook has today's caption this. >> it was submitted by jackie of her cat bella.
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this cat locks like the one i grew up -- looks like the one i grew with up. rolling in the dough. adorable. we posted it on the facebook and it's generated a lot of comments, david wrote in saying i need some catnip and this is all i have. marie saying a girl has to make a living somehow. and one says this is all sometime getting today all of this laundry? and mar gee petty cash? souples keep your comments coming, we're -- so please keep your comments coming, we're enjoying them. e-mail yours to pix@wmar.com. >> you said petty cash? >> yeah. kitty cash. >> kitty cash. check this out. what do you think about this? objectsfullying over denver have aviation experts and others baffled. the strangest part is they're flying too fast to be seen with the naked eye, this is video coming to us now in realtime. >> you're going to see a little burst of fire right now. >> that's not an airline or a
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helicopters. those are not birds. i can't identify it. >> okay, the aviation expert did have one possibility. he thinks it could be some debris being raised by atmospheric winds. >> that's pretty cool looking whatever it is. just ahead this morning we have some incredible video to share with you. >> just how close an officer came to possibly losing his life. you're not going to believe this when you see it. it's time to change the way we clean.
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